16 October 2018

Textile Drive: Saturday October 20th

We do a lot of talking over here about nesting, about how much we love textiles and the importance of making your home a comfy, nurturing space for you and your loved ones. And you, thankfully, participate in that textile love. We’re birds of a feather.

We got to wondering though, simply because we deal with the same issue, where do you put your new wonderful blanket or towel when you're already sitting on years’ worth of soft-goods? When do you cull, and once you have, what do you do with that 10-year-old sheet set you no longer need?

Personally, we’ve taken those well-loved but still useful and clean blankets, sheets, and towels to the MSPCA-Angell Animal Care and Adoption Center in Boston. At MSPCA-Angell, these items are always in demand, but now that the fall chill is settling in, they’re needed more than ever. Textiles help animals feel nested, warm, and safe in sterile cages with cement floors. Why not send your unwanted items their way? Better yet, wash them, fold them, and bring them to Pod. We’ll cross that darned Charles River and deliver them ourselves. (please no used animal beds)
So what do you get other than space in your closet and our heartfelt thank you? Well, we’re holding a drawing. Whoever donates can throw their name into the pot for a chance to win a variety of prizes including gift certificates to Pod, 
Hi-Rise Bread Company,  Shepard, Cutty's, and Russo's market. How's that for incentive?! 

So please join us for our 2nd textile drive and some good cheer. We’ll look for your familiar face behind that stack of blankets and sheets. ( We are accepting donations early if you cannot make it on Saturday)

 The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

*A special thank you to talented photographer (and fellow animal lover) Sophie Gamand for allowing us to use an image from her Wet Dog series. Please visit and learn more about Sophie's work here.

26 September 2018

Covet + Lou Pop Up at Pod

Covet + Lou is in our house this Saturday, September 29, and we sooo hope you can make it! Tina and crew will be bringing armloads of great selections from their Needham based boutique and you might not want to miss the fun--as it always is. Brands like No. 6, Clare Vivier, Kapital, Rachel Allegra, Black Crane, Laura Manoogian, and Hansel from Basel will be on hand along with a little bit of MENSWEAR !!!  Listen, if getting yourself out to Needham is not on your calendar, make sure this event is.  See ya! 

18 September 2018

Twenty Years Old

20. It's a good round number of time that you can pick up, examine, mull, and then, put somewhere over there. It's a hurdle. It's thank you, sayonara, and hopefully we have learned from it. By shopkeeping standards, it is categorically considered an accomplishment. By my standards, making it through your first year is an accomplishment. 

So, in the spirit of this accomplishment, why don't you come by this Thursday and celebrate with us? You, yes you dear reader, are one of the reasons Pod is still part of your small business community.  Let us make a toast to YOU. From 5-7p we will have bubby--both the spirited variety and 'I gotta drive' variety. Treats too: cupcakes by Beverly Hsu, and savory goodness fashioned by a long time client Liz Garvey at Fork Lift Catering. And, we want you to enjoy 20% off of your purchases that day anytime from opening until close. We've even made a fun Pod tote bag celebrating 20 things have consistently made this place thrive--all wonderfully illustrated by our talented friend and fellow Podette, Diane Dube. If you're one of our online friends, you'll be able to apply the code: wow20  and receive the same discount towards your purchase. 

The images above illustrate our different locations over the years.  6 Davis Avenue, 313 Washington Street (both in Brookline Village, MA), and then our dear 35 Sacramento St. in Cambridge. The other pics simply bring fond memories. A favorite Fedex guy in Tulip's bed vying for the rubber bone, my dear friend Frank at the flower market-we've known each other through many good and many challenging times. And there is Diane. She's always been a good sport about modeling almost anything I wrap around her and has been a supportive friend and colleague during all of 'this'. There are many people to thank for these twenty years. I'll do so in person on Thursday when I see you.  much love, julie